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A Late Quartet

21 Sep

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After working together for 25 years, members of a famous string quartet are faced with tragedy when their leader receives a grim medical diagnosis. (Netflix)

Thank god for the talented cast because I was not a fan of this script. It’s slowly paced, and uber melodramatic. The acting couldn’t even save some of the scenes, particularly the mother/daughter fight between Catherine Keener and Imogen Poots. The ladies gave it their best, and the emotion/feeling was there, but the words they were saying were ridiculous. It’s a shame because it’s such an interesting concept. I got what they were going for. Seeing the inner workings of the group and everything they went through juxtaposed with seeing them sitting on stage performing was interesting. And they all had some great moments. I didn’t love Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character, but he at least made him watchable. Now Christopher Walken, I did enjoy as the oldest member of the quartet. Also, the quartet music is beautiful. But overall, I’m still on the fence as to how I feel about this one.

5.5/10

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